Those Who Can for Those In Need

Newsletter #7- April 2016                                       View this email in your browser

Mark your calendar!  Our 5th Annual Resource & Volunteer Fair will be Saturday, September 10, 2016.

We'll have several non-profits participating to describe the resources and volunteer opportunities they offer, plus live music, food, and activities for kids.  

If you are interested in having your non-profit organization participate in the Fair, contact


Several of the non-profit organizations that exhibited at our Resource & Volunteer Fair last September.  You can see more photos on our Facebook page.


On behalf of Those Who Can, For Those In Need Board, we would like to thank everyone for making our 3rd annual “UpLift Yourself With Laughter fundraiser a huge success.  We presented Dianne Kuzia Hills, Executive Director of My Brother’s Table with the 1st annual “Those Who Can” award. 

We look forward to another successful event next year!

Dianne Kuzia Hills receiving the first annual "Those Who Can Award" from Joe Boncore

Speaker of the House, Bob DeLeo with some of the members of the TWCTIN Executive Board

 Our Mission

Those Who Can for Those In Need, Inc., is a Winthrop-based non-profit linking the North Shore Community with Resources and Volunteer Opportunities in the areas of Elderly, Losing a Loved One, Children, Low-Income, and Homelessness.

In The Spotlight
Each issue of our newsletter will feature a local organization serving our community!

Furniture Bank

There is no doubt that for the 30 years the Furniture Bank has been operating it has played an important role in assuring that there is a cost free resource for non-profits and low income households. This year we provided donated household items free of cost to 1500 low-income families and individuals who are in need all across the Commonwealth, turning an empty house into a warm and welcoming home.
A Bed for Every Child
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless partners with public schools to assist students whose families are living in poverty. In 2011, our advocates learned that many students in local public schools were not getting a good night's sleep because they did not have their own bed to sleep in at night. Therefore, the Coalition took action and launched A Bed for Every Child. For every $250 raised, we are able to provide a child with a complete new bed: a twin mattress, box spring, bed frame, linens and quilt/comforter.
Teen Closet
Today 1 in 7 children growing up in Massachusetts is growing up in poverty. A teenager growing up in poverty often has to live without the most basic of items like clothing. The Teen Closet is a place for students to stop by during school hours to receive free of cost clothing and hygiene products. Currently we are located in several school in and around the Boston Area
The Room to Breathe
The Room to Breathe Initiative was launched by the Coalition in 2013 to assist low-income families and individuals who are living with chronic respiratory diagnoses to improve their home environment to lessen environmental triggers with a goal of improving their quality of life.
Help us ensure that everyone has a place to call home. Participate in our online action.

Take Action to Prevent and End Homelessness by Increasing Funding for Housing and Protecting Safety Net Programs. 

Community Calendar

April 23rd


May 3rd

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual “Pink Carnation Day” (PCD); world-wide event.

Please join in on Sunday May 3rd (or on May 1st or 4th if you are participating in schools or workplaces that are not open over the weekend).

We know that words/gestures can hurt BUT we also know these actions can do good; you just never know who will need this lift so pass on a carnation to someone it could make all the difference to them.

You are encouraged to pass a carnation on to someone that needs a kind word, some encouragement for the day, etc..... Make a difference in someone’s life – friend, family, or stranger.

Hayley would have been 21 years old on May 3rd this year, gone too soon. Please join our world-wide "Pink Carnation Day" by giving out 1 or 100's of these flowers.

We all need to know that someone cares!

Please feel free to share this event on your FB, with family, co-workers, church members, schools, etc..... 

And if you have a chance to take a photo or two please share with us, send to so we can add onto our website.

For more info about this event PCD, please visit our website page:



Thursday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Join Us for Our 13th Annual Fundraising Event!


The Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance (MHSA) invites you to our 13th Annual Spring Fundraising Event, Home for Good: Solutions Start Here.

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston

Join us as we celebrate our honorees' outstanding contributions to ending homelessness!


May 22nd:
Grin & Share It XI

Dinner, Silent Auction, and Comedy Show
Join us for an evening of fun and laughter
To benefit My Brother’s Table

  May 22, 2016
6:00-10:00 PM
Montvale Plaza
34 Montvale Avenue
Stoneham, MA
Starring Don Gavin and many of his generous friends.
The special guests may include:
Lenny Clarke, Tony V., Patty Ross,
Frank Santorelli, and Steve Sweeney.
$60 per ticket or $500 for a table of 10
To reserve tickets please call My Brother’s Table 781-595-3224
Or purchase tickets online at
Very limited tickets may be available at the door



August 11th: My Brother's Table (MBT), annual Summer Party fundraiser, will be held Thursday, August 11th at 7:00 pm at Spinelli's, Lynnfield, MA. MBT is the North Shore's largest soup kitchen located in Lynn.  Tickets to the Summer Party are $65 per person and may be reserved by calling My Brother's Table at 781-595-3224 or by visiting their webpage,
Since 1982, MBT has served over 3 million meals to people in need, in all kinds of weather, during years of economic ups and downs.  My Brother's Table receives no government funding and is not a United Way affiliate. Instead, it relies on funding from private and corporate donations. Numerous North Shore businesses and organizations contribute to the Summer Party's success.
As always, the Summer Party will feature fabulous food ― catered by the best restaurants in our area.  Beautiful floral arrangements will be displayed from some of the North Shore's finest florists.  Musical entertainment, an instant wine cellar raffle as well as a silent auction will be held, the auction includes sporting event tickets, trips, gift certificates, and more.

Volunteer Opportunities

My Brother's Table located in Lynn is always accepting volunteers.  Great for families, community service hours or for anyone.  Please call 781-595-3224 for information.

Children's Friend and Family Services seeks volunteer mentors ages 21 and older to be matched with one youth mentee from the North Shore. Youth are between the ages of 5 and 18, and as a mentor you would meet every week for at least two hours to establish a one-to-one relationship that over a year’s time matures into a genuine, caring friendship. Our mentors – like the individuals and families we serve – come from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Whether it’s taking a walk in the park, watching a movie, cooking or just talking on the phone – when you take time out of your day to enrich the life of a child, you’re making a real difference. Our current program waitlist has 29 youth, there is a significant need! If you are interested or would like to know more, please visit or contact Samantha Alves, Director of Youth Mentoring at or call 978-219- 1528.

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